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Harper has a secret... and it’s not that she likes girls. She has a rare and special gift: she can see how old other people will be when they pass away. Nothing she does changes this number, and that becomes especially clear when her mother dies in a car crash. With only one other person in the world who knows about and shares her gift, Harper is determined to keep her dis ...more
Kindle Edition, 220 pages
Published March 2nd 2016 (first published February 20th 2016)
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Amber I'm obviously not the author but I'd imagine it's because at one point Chloe says to Harper "you see everything in gray" (something like that anyway) …moreI'm obviously not the author but I'd imagine it's because at one point Chloe says to Harper "you see everything in gray" (something like that anyway) and says that she's (Chloe) is full of energy and light so I interpret it as before they met, Harper was colorblind and Chloe brought both light, color and so much more into her life! (less)

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lov2laf
Perfectly written. 'Colorblind' is touching, deep, sweet, warm, and full of angst, too. It was a thoroughly satisfying read and left me with a book hangover. Despite it being a YA book it's applicable and relatable for any reader's age. I think this is Siera Maley's best book yet.

Recommend.
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Tiff
Oct 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Adorable is easily one of the many adjectives that you can use to describe Colorblind by Siera Maley. This book is at times distressing all the while being heartwarming as well. I know, what a conundrum, but a glorious one at that. This book is a balancing act of sad and happy, no worries, though. You want to read this one. For any sadness that seeps out, there is a magnificent ray of sunshine that will definitely make you smile.

Harper is cynical, jaded, broody with a perpetual dark cloud over h
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Farah
Dec 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
Is it a curse or a blessing to have the ability to know how long everyone will live + being allergic to chocolate? To me, it was a curse and a double. That was how Harper Locklear led her life, even though she had the rights to be super angsty ( unable to consume chocolate can do that to anyone) she wasn't portrayed as one.. A lil pessimistic but overall a pleasant enough teenager. Thankfully, Harper had a good relationship with her dad and a 22 year old bestie / confidant, Robbie in her corner. ...more
Sara ➽ Ink Is My Sword
4 “Simple & Sweet” Stars
“Life is all about the mistakes. And it’s way too short to just wait around instead of cutting through the bullshit.”

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🏳️‍🌈Pride Round, GR Inspired Read-a-thon Book #3.

A simple and sweet story of two teenage girls falling in love, even if the hands of destiny and time are against them.

One of those YA contemporaries that you wished more people read. This book confirmed me I breathe just for the experience of reading f/f cute romances, is basicall
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Lexxi Kitty
This book is about a young woman of 17 who has the ability to know when people will die. Not a date and time, not how they will die, but just the age. Which sits on each person’s forehead like a tattoo. The only way she can get away from knowing is to not look at a person’s forehead, but it is quite hard for her to not look. Even though it pains her each time. Even if the information she sees is something like ‘84’, stamped on a young mother with two roughly six year old children with her (both ...more
Norah Una Sumner
"Some things were worth aching for."

Harper and Chloe are my babies and I will protect them with my life. I absolutely loved this story, the characters, the plot, glimpses of past, fear of loss and a wish for a happier future with someone you love.
"We should make sleeping side by side our thing," she told me, her voice muffled by her sleeping bag. "Like, forever"
"I think they call that marriage," I laughed, my voice a whisper.
"I'm okay with that."

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This is a captivating story and very well written. I found myself unable to stop reading despite being way too anxious throughout the entire book. I mean, you're waiting for someone to die at any time. Every outing had me biting my nails! There are some important lessons here that I'm glad i was reminded of. I won't be forgetting this book anytime soon. ...more
Julia
Apr 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book's blurb had me wary for more than one reason, but I'm really glad I gave it a chance. So worth it.

From early on, what caught my attention was the balance between the happy and the sad parts of the story. I'm sure anyone can tell this is going to be a pretty sad story, but I didn't expect the happy parts to almost entirely balance them out, in a way. Or maybe that was just me, but Chloe is the kind of person that can light up any room they walk into, and that's what her character did to
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Pam Holzner
May 09, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, suspense, novella
3.7 & rounded up?

Compulsive. Suspenseful. Clever.

I'm sure others have written good summaries for this but it's got a YA/Dean Koontz "I See Dead People" feel to it. It is a first person narrative and our narrator can see that age people will be when they die on their forehead. So they are not dead -- yet.

There is a romance (coming of age, first relationship) but the focus is more about the conflict between the need to live life/become attached and the fact that death/sorry/suffering are inevitab
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💖 representation: lesbian mc's, f/f romance 💖


for a book about the inevitability of death, i spent A LOT of time smiling uncontrollably at my kindle while reading it
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Trisha
Dec 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance, read-in-2017
For me, this was one of the best books i read in 2017..
Marilyn
This was a great book. I loved the story. I adored the characters. Wonderful read. I look forward to reading the rest of the author's books. ...more
Leah
Nov 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
‘Colorblind’ is so good! It’s sad and kind of tragic for most of the story but it’s also sweet and heartfelt. I loved every minute.
Gabby
"Have you ever considered the fact that maybe the goal of life isn't to get through it as painlessly as possible?"
I've had this book on my radar for quite some time now, and I finally read it, and I will admit I'm a little disappointed. This books premise really intrigued me: a story about a girl named Harper who likes girls, and also knows what age people are going to die. This "sci-fi" part of the book is what intrigued me the most, but I feel like it could've been much more developed. Another
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Review of ‘Colorblind’ by Siera Maley
Audiobook Narrated by Janine Granda

Harper is a 17-year-old girl who likes girls but has a rare gift: she can see the age people are going to die. Unfortunately, she can’t do anything to change it. She learned that the hard way, when her mother died at 41, the exact age Harper could predict. Harper keeps her distance from any emotional involvement with anyone, but when she meets cute and charismatic Chloe her well-constructed walls start to fall. The problem i
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Tinything
May 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
i really this book! And i really like Chloe. I like her personality and the way she thinks and her optimistic characteristic. And i like how she was being so honest and blunt that she really like and interested in Harper. They have chemistry. I really enjoyed the dialogues and the banter went back and forth between two of them. Again, despite there are angst in this book, i really like this book and enjoyed so much!

But i need explainable what was really happened at the end. I kind of lost on ho
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☙ nemo ❧ (pagesandprozac)
3.5 stars, rounded up because of that ending and also because i'm in a benevolent mood ...more
 tatiana ❀
Sep 28, 2020 added it
Shelves: f-f
fatphobia literally in the first sentence? no thanks bye
jaz
Aug 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2-sapphic, 3-5-stars
This has lesbian bluesey vibes and I'm here for it.

“Have you ever considered the fact that maybe the goal of life isn’t to get through it as painlessly as possible?”
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cingulum
May 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
5 shining gold stars

(might contain spoilers)

I picked this book for a quick read, And didn't expect to enjoy it as much as i did because I didn't notice that it was the same author of Taking Flight (boo me) which is a book that I absolutely enjoyed.
I'm no good with reviews and all but It's been a while since I've had a really good read that is not fanfiction. The thing with Harper seeing age death of people is just super weird but I think it really add uniqueness to the story tho sometimes I forg
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Jen
Jan 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
YAAASSSSSSSS!!!!

“I squeezed my eyes shut tighter and mumbled to Robbie, ʼEverything’s pointless. Everything.ʼ”
“I don’t know how to live with this. Not this, too. I thought I was stronger but I’m not.”

“Chloe was going to die, and she was going to die soon. And there wasn’t a single thing I could do about it.”

“But that didn’t make it any less impossible to just let go. I wasn’t ready. I wasn’t ever going to be ready.”

—“It’s not so bad, is it? Hoping?” she asked me. “What’s life without someth
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jordane
Jan 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
WOW THIS WAS SO GOOD
Pam Nelson
Sep 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I don’t know why I picked up this book but I am so glad I did. You see I love MM romance but I have never read a FF romance I didn’t think it was my thing but I am coming to realize LOVE is my thing.

This is an interesting story of a girl who can see what age you will die. She has a hard time knowing, but she finds someone who can see the numbers just like she can. He is older and Harper’s father isn’t happy about that but she doesn’t feel that way about him. They’re truly friends and there for
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Kelly Quindlen
Jun 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: lgbt
Couldn't put this book down. I started reading it on a flight from Atlanta to Austin and finished it on the return a few days later. The premise may sound morbid and depressing--and those aspects are certainly addressed in the book--but the love interest, Chloe, brings such a lightness to the story that it's hard to stay mired in the sadness of it. I loved the gradual development of Harper and Chloe's relationship, and how it was radically different from the typical "Does she like me? Could she ...more
Loek Krancher
Feb 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Two thumbs up!

I was afraid that it would be a typical teen novel and that's not my favorite read at all plus it is my first book from this author. Now I’m so glad that I've read it. It was much better than I expected. Not depressed at all. Sad, yes but also with a lot of happy moments. This story has an excellent build-up. I was constant waiting for a tragedy that certainly was going to happen. This story has witty dialogues, is clever written and has a brilliant, original storyline. It is inten
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sunny
Aug 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
I HAVE SO MUCH FEELINGS FOR HARPER AND CHLOE 😭
caitlin ✶
Sep 16, 2019 rated it liked it
This was really cute, but also really emotional. It just got a little repetitive ://
Sabrina Grafenberger
May 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
Colorblind is both heart-warming and heart-wrenching and I liked every minute of it.

Some parts felt underdeveloped and the worldbuilding is not done well enough (there are also a few typos in it) but the characters feel real and compelling and the romance is totally adorable.

The story made me think about life and living it to the fullest. Life is way too short to not try to be as happy as we can. I think that's an important thing to be reminded of.

I definitely will be buying and reading Siera Ma
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Megan EM
Jun 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
A girl who can see what age people will be when they die, falls for a girl due to die within the year... It's a sweet story. Well written and I like the twist. If you like coming of age lesbian romances, it's right up your alley. I do wish this author would write using older characters. As I get older I prefer my stories to contain older characters. But all her books have teenage protagonists. ...more
Anna
Feb 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2020-favorites
this had my heart breaking during some pages. what an emotional ride, but the tears are absolutely worth it!!
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Siera Maley was born and raised in the southern Bible Belt. After coming out as a lesbian as a teen, she relocated to a more suburban area and now lives with her girlfriend and very adorable dogs while she works on writing young adult lesbian fiction.

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